Chicken and Leek Soup

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Make this with leftover chicken from a roast

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time40 mins

 2 knobs of butter
 3 large leeks , chopped
 2 garlic cloves minced
 2 pints chicken stock- homemade or stock cube
 3 potatoes peeled and diced
 2 tspns dried tarragon
 1 bay leaf
 Salt and black pepper -to taste
 Leftover roast chicken shredded or a poached chicken breast shredded or cubed
 Double cream or milk

1

Heat a knob of butter in a pan

2

Add in the potatoes and all but a small handful of leeks

3

Keep them moving so they soften but don’t colour

4

Add in the garlic -stir

5

Add the the stock bay leaf , tarragon and salt and pepper ( if Using stock cubes watch the salt )

6

Simmer for about 20 minutes until everything is soft

7

Remove the bay

8

Blitz with a hand blender

9

Stir through the shredded chicken and let it heat

10

Mean while add the other knob of butter to a pan and cook the remaining leeks

11

Swirl some cream or butter through the soup

12

Adjust seasoning

13

Serve topped with the leeks and croutons if liked

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Ingredients

 2 knobs of butter
 3 large leeks , chopped
 2 garlic cloves minced
 2 pints chicken stock- homemade or stock cube
 3 potatoes peeled and diced
 2 tspns dried tarragon
 1 bay leaf
 Salt and black pepper -to taste
 Leftover roast chicken shredded or a poached chicken breast shredded or cubed
 Double cream or milk

Directions

1

Heat a knob of butter in a pan

2

Add in the potatoes and all but a small handful of leeks

3

Keep them moving so they soften but don’t colour

4

Add in the garlic -stir

5

Add the the stock bay leaf , tarragon and salt and pepper ( if Using stock cubes watch the salt )

6

Simmer for about 20 minutes until everything is soft

7

Remove the bay

8

Blitz with a hand blender

9

Stir through the shredded chicken and let it heat

10

Mean while add the other knob of butter to a pan and cook the remaining leeks

11

Swirl some cream or butter through the soup

12

Adjust seasoning

13

Serve topped with the leeks and croutons if liked

Chicken and Leek Soup

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